Pittsburgh hands K-State first loss


November 26, 2019 - 9:17 AM

Kansas State Wildcats guard Barry Brown (5) drives in past UMBC Retrievers forward Arkel Lamar (33) during the second round of the NCAA tournament in March 2018. DAVID T. FOSTER III/CHARLOTTE OBSERVER/TNS

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Xavier Johnson made a short jumper with 10.1 seconds left to give his team the lead, then made two free throws with 4.6 seconds to help Pittsburgh top Kansas State 63-59 in the Fort Myers TipOff on Monday night.

“Coach drew up a play and I’m pretty good at driving to the basket,” Johnson said. “It’s a great win.”

After seeing a 57-51 lead disappear as they couldn’t score for 3:56, the Panthers (5-2) scored six points in the last 10.1 seconds. Two more free throws by Justin Champagnie clinched it with 0.1 seconds left.

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